UTR Sports Partners with Rackets Academy to Host First-Ever Junior Regional Championship in Dubai

UTR Sports Partners with Rackets Academy to Host First-Ever Junior Regional Championship in Dubai

UTR Sportsis excited to announce its partnership with Rackets Academy, a leading tennis provider based in the United Arab Emirates, to bring the inaugural Junior Regional Championships to Dubai - UAE on April 11-14, 2024.

This exclusive invitation only four-day tennis event is aimed to bring together the highest ranked U18 and U15 boys and girls tennis players in the region, covering Southwest Asia and the subcontinent, with 32 players per division competing for the title of Singles Regional Champion in each category. The champions will receive a number of possible awards such as one week of free training in Atlanta and an exclusive invitation to a U.S. college camp and tickets to the ATP 250 in Atlanta.

The event will be full of informative and fun activities on and off the court including an educational webinar provided by NCSA, the largest college athletic recruiting platform in the U.S., to advise players on how to best navigate the recruiting process and find their best college fit, informational sessions with a sports psychologist, and a number of extra curricular activities including a desert safari and tickets to the Aquaventure Waterpark at the Atlantis Hotel.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with UTR Sports to introduce yet another first of its kind initiative in the region,” said Amer Salah, Founder of Rackets Academy. “This is a great opportunity for junior players wishing to pursue a future in professional and/or collegiate tennis to compete at the highest level and to showcase their talent to college coaches and scouts. We would also like to thank the UAE Tennis Federation, Dubai Tourism, and Dubai Sports Council for their support in our unrelenting mission to make available every opportunity for aspiring players to achieve their optimum potential."

“We are thrilled to bring this exclusive event to Dubai,” said Chase Hodges, UTR Sports Vice President. “UTR Sports is committed to growing the game in all parts of the world. This event will help players in the Middle East get on the radar of collegiate coaches in the U.S. We are very thankful to Rackets Academy and partners for bringing this vision to life.”

Other event partners include NCSA College Recruiting and IMG Academy who will provide special offerings to the winners and finalists of each level. In addition, NCSA will host a virtual informational webinar a week prior to the event to provide further guidance and insights on the recruiting process for college tennis in the U.S.

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About UTR Sports

The mission of UTR Sports, formerly Universal Tennis, is to connect and grow the sports of tennis and pickleball with accurate global ratings, innovative events, and a global community centered around level-based play. The UTR Sports Platform is anchored by our patented ratings technology. UTR Sports provides the technology tools and solutions relevant and valuable to players, coaches, and organizers. UTR Sports is creating opportunities and pathways, including the UTR Pro Tennis Tour, for players from all over the world, in all stages of life, to find better matches and unlock a more fun, affordable, and flexible experience.
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